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4.16 miles, 1:03.09 (15:09-124)

I woke up at 6 a.m. with the nagging feeling that something wasn’t quite right. What was it? My mind played mental gymnastics with the possibilities, which included an unfortunate dismount from the rings. Damn lack of upper body strength. … Continue reading

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5 miles 1:16.34 (15:17-126)

The prophet Scott Modzelewski once said, “If you have to walk, walk like you mean it.” I tried doing this today, and I think it’s the answer. 5 miles, 1:16.34 (15:17-126). I just worked on my sidle for the entire 5. … Continue reading

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5 miles, 1:17.10 (15:225-132)

I’m running at the track. It’s an OK day. There’s an ancient shot putter (why would you put shot at 70 years old? um, why would you trot around the track at 61? never mind), the college field goal kicker … Continue reading

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5, 1:15.25 (14:36-133)

Today I discovered the secret to running. Sadly, I can’t tell you what it is. It’s a secret. OK, you seem trustworthy enough. The secret to running is this: Sunglasses. I wore my sunglasses for the first time this week. … Continue reading

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5 miles, 1:17.36 (15:31-128)

There’s a terrifying scream. And then there’s a football in lane 6. That means he’ll be here soon. I’m running on the track, and today there’s a great show on the “Please Stay Off the Grass” field. Two guys — … Continue reading

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5 miles, 1:23.56 (16:45-127)

It’s hot. I’m tired. He’s fast. I’m back at the track as the weather starts to climb back to hell temperatures. 5 miles, 1:23.56 (16:45-127). Just toodling while keeping the heart on the top end of aerobic without going threshold. And then … Continue reading

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2.2 miles, 37:49 (17:32-97)

I picked up Char at Mayo today. She says hey. Char is 87 going on 12. She still lives independently, loves a good crossword puzzle and a strong cup of coffee, and Charlie Rose. Mostly Charlie Rose. If he ever … Continue reading

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